Alexander Alexeyevich Makarov

Alexander Alexeyevich Makarov is a Russian physicist who led the team that developed the Orbitrap, a type of mass spectrometer, and received the 2008 American Society for Mass Spectrometry Distinguished Contribution in Mass Spectrometry Award for this development.[1][2] In November 2013 he was appointed to Professor by Special Appointment of High Resolution Mass Spectrometry at the Department of Chemistry and the Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research of Utrecht University in the Netherlands.[3]

Alexander Alexeyevich Makarov
ResidenceBremen, Germany
Alma materM.S. 1989 Moscow Engineering Physics Institute
Ph.D. 1993 Moscow Engineering Physics Institute
Known forMass Spectrometry
AwardsDistinguished Contribution in Mass Spectrometry Award
Scientific career
InstitutionsThermo Fisher Scientific

As of 2016, he is Director of Global Research for Life Sciences Mass Spectrometry at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Early life and education


  • 2008 ASMS Distinguished Contribution in Mass Spectrometry Award
  • 2012 Thomson Medal Award


  1. Makarov A. (2000). "Electrostatic axially harmonic orbital trapping: A high-performance technique of mass analysis". Analytical Chemistry. 72 (6): 1156–62. doi:10.1021/ac991131p. PMID 10740853.
  2. "Dr. Alexander Makarov Receives 2008 ASMS Distinguished Contribution in Mass Spectrometry Award" (Press release). Thermo Fisher Scientific. June 3, 2008. Retrieved October 20, 2009.
  3. "Alexander Makarov appointed as Professor of High Resolution Mass Spectrometry" (Press release). Utrecht University. November 4, 2013. Retrieved November 5, 2013.
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